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After British geologists find the first significant oil well in modern-day Iran, the Anglo-Persian Oil Company (APOC) is formed.


At Winston Churchill's suggestion, the British navy switched from coal to oil.


The AIOC became the British Petroleum Company.


BP lost 40% of its global crude oil supplies after the Iranian Islamic Revolution.


15 workers were killed and more than 170 injured in the Texas City Refinery explosion.


The Deepwater Horizon oil spill killed 11 people & leaked about 4.9 million barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico.


BP announced acquired 43% stake in the solar energy developer Lightsource Renewable Energy, renamed Lightsource BP.

Drill deep into the past to see what's Beyond BP. Watch the video above to learn about the oil company's history in TheStreet's new video series "Behind the Label".

BP PLC (BP - Get Report) is Real Money's Stock of the Day on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. Columnist Stephen 'Sarge' Guilfoyle says "Production was a strength here. For the full year production at BP increased to 3.7 million barrels of oil equivalents per day (BOE). This is growth of 8.2%. That kind of growth not only beats Chevron (CVX - Get Report) for the year, but is the highest level of output at BP since that fateful year of 2010. The firm expects production to grow further from here too, especially with six major upstream projects brought on line just in 2018. Downstream business lines performed as profit drivers as well, similar to what we saw in Exxon Mobil's (XOM - Get Report) release. In other words, the firm performed well across all business lines."  Find out why Guilfoyle says BP Has Long Been One of My Favorite Oil Stocks.

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